Fred “Fritz” Mueller, age 86, of Green Isle, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his residence.
Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019, from 10:00-11:00 A.M., one hour prior the service at the church.
Fredrick “Fred” “Fritz” John Mueller was born on September 4, 1932, in Hamburg, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Buck) Mueller. Fritz was baptized as an infant on September 18, 1932, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 14, 1946, both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. Fritz received his education in Hamburg, Minnesota. He entered active military service in the United States Army on February 6, 1953, and served his country during the Korean War. Fritz did his basic training at Camp Roberts in California. He received an Honorable Discharge on January 7, 1955.
On November 10, 1952, Fritz was united in marriage to Rosella Schauer at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Fritz and Rosella made their home in rural Green Isle, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with two children, James and Deborah. Fritz and Rosella shared over 66 years of marriage.
In his teenage years, Fritz was a gravel truck driver. After returning from the Korean War, he tiled the land for drainage ditches. Then he worked for Otto Myer Machinery in Green Isle and became a part owner. He also worked for Melvin Koester fixing tractors until he set up his own garage. Fritz was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, Minnesota. He was also a member of the New Auburn VFW Post #3975, the Green Isle American Legion Post #408 and the Korean Vets-Last Man Standing.
Fritz enjoyed summer and winter fishing and hunting with his wife. He loved the time spent with his family and friends.
Fritz passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home in Green Isle, Minnesota, at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 16 days. Blessed be his memory.
Fritz is survived by his;
Wife, Rosella Mueller of Green Isle, MN;
Children, James F. Mueller and his wife, Carol, of Lester Prairie, MN,
Deborah Crosby of Green Isle, MN;
Grandchildren, Andrea Adelmann, Carrie Bayerl, Heather Spreng, Rebecca Mueller, Lisa Mueller, Joshua Mueller;
15 Great Grandchildren;
Sister, Louise Schauer of Arlington, MN;
Nephews, Nieces, Other relatives and friends.
Fritz was preceded in death by his Parents, John and Elizabeth Mueller; Siblings, Alfred Mueller, Elsie ZumHofe, Paul Mueller, Ruth Schilling.